Holiday Gift Guide: Mama Needs a Do-Over by Lisa Pennington

How many times do you have a hard day with your children? And another? Several in a row? Yeah, me too. After I had my fifth baby this year, I had no idea that I would suffer from postpartum depression for several months afterwards. Things are only just getting better.

Recently, I had the chance to read and review the book "Mama Needs a Do-Over" by Lisa Pennington. While I love to read, I don't have a lot of time for it, so I am picky about what I decide to read. This book really spoke to me, because I am in moving into a differing phase of motherhood. 

At one point, I was in the crazy trench years of toddlerhood when we had three children four and under. If you're a mom of many, or even a mom of older kids, you know what I mean when I say there's a difference in phases that kids go through. Now with five kids spanning from ages 8 to 5 months, things are really difference! We've got a broad range of interests, abilities, and skills. For me, it has become a balancing act between keeping up with the activities and homeschooling my big kids. Then I still have two little ones who rely on their mama in a different way.

"Mama Needs a Do-Over" really offers practical advice for mothers on how to turn around a bad day. Lisa is a homeschooling mom of nine, who has really been there and done that. Her book really shows moms how to rely on God's strength and choose happiness in those days where you're hiding in the bathroom crying. 

If you have a mom in your life that needs encouragement this holiday season, I highly encourage you to check our this book. It's just that perfect gift for the supermom on your gift giving list!

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. Some posts may contain affiliate links. 


  1. I need a copy of this book! I feel like I could use a do-over most day. Raising toddlers can make any day a little tough

  2. I'd like to read that! I think it's important to have the tools to do just that - flip your day around and have grace with yourself and others when it's not going right.

  3. I need to read this book! I definitely need some encouragement right now.

  4. This would make a great gift for that mother that finds herself stressed and feeling like she is not quite good enough. I know a few that I could gift this to.

  5. I hope a member of my family would get to read this and get me a copy of this book! Oh my goodness, I desperately need a do-over!

  6. I could have used a major do-over yesterday, it was an awful day/night. I think I'd get great use out of a book like this! - Jeanine

  7. Glad to hear that your postpartum depression is on the up hill slope and my thoughts are with you. This sounds like a great book and I'm always looking for practical ways to deal with a bad day with my kids. A bad day is never how I want them to remember me but it does happen.

  8. Sounds like a great read! As someone who is the goto for many, and the day I've had in helping others and ensuring all is well in their worlds, this book might be something I want to read, lol.


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